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For Immediate Release


Judith Ingram

March 3, 2011

Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
  Mary Brandenberger



WASHINGTON – At its open meeting today, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) considered and voted on the Audit Division’s recommendations as to the Kansas Republican Party and the Georgia Federal Elections Committee.

Draft Final Audit Report on the Kansas Republican Party (KRP).  The Commission approved audit findings on the KRP, covering activity between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008. The KRP is a state party committee.  The Commission found (1) a misstatement of receipts, disbursements and cash-on-hand, and (2) that KRP received a contribution from an apparently prohibited source and (3) that KRP may have improperly made payments from its non-federal accounts. KRP has amended its reports to address these issues.

Draft Final Audit Report on the Georgia Federal Elections Committee (GFEC).  The Commission also approved audit findings on the GFEC, covering campaign finance activity between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2006. The GFEC is a state party committee of the Georgia Democratic Party. The Commission found that the GFEC (1) misstated receipts, disbursements and cash-on-hand, (2) failed to provide supporting documentation of its allocable payroll expenses, and (3) failed to disclose the occupation and/or name of the employer of 71 individual contributors. GFEC has amended its reports to include the missing contributor information and provided additional documentation to address these issues.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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